He said that’s how all these men in media and politics work — everyone’s got their . No offense.” He said, “Well, we’ll be in touch.” And that was that.
“These are women who have never told these stories until now,” Smith told me.
“Some are in a lot of pain.” Taken together, these stories portray Ailes as a boss who spoke openly of expecting women to perform sexual favors in exchange for job opportunities.
and he said, “Roger Ailes is coming in to be interviewed — would you like to meet him? I’d worked in political communications for the Republican National Committee, so Roger Ailes was like a god. ” So we get in the car and that’s when he said, “You know if you want to play with the big boys, you have to lay with the big boys.” I was so taken aback. I was just talking until I could get out of the car.
He said, “That’s the way it works,” and he started naming other women he’d had.
“I didn’t tell my husband, it was so mortifying,” said Marsha Callahan, a former model who says Ailes harassed her in the late ’60s, shortly before he would become Richard Nixon’s mediaadviser.
Ailes is clearly trying to keep these stories out of the press and the courts.